Top 10 Ways to get a Healthy Gut

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Doctors and scientists are realizing just how important a healthy gut is for overall health and vitality.  Research is pouring in about the role of the human microbiome in numerous functions in our body.  When your gut flora is out of whack, serious problems can ensue including bloating, inflammation, skin issues, diabetes, obesity, and poor sleep.

 

10.  Keep your overall weight at a healthy level.  BMI below 25 and height to waist ratio   at 1/2. (e.g. 72″ tall  36″ waist or less.)

9.   Follow a paleo diet of good proteins and lots of vegetables and fruits.

8.   Sleep 7-8 hours each night. this syncs circadian rhythm for hormone release.

7.   Eat plenty of fiber- apples, salads, and complex carbs help motility.

6.   Stay hydrated with filtered water. Drink 1/2 your body weight in ounces everyday. (e.g. 100lb. person should drink at least 50 ounces of water daily). Also, avoid chlorinated water which kills good flora.

5.   Exercise regularly. Cardio and weight bearing exercise and especially core strength.  Do sit-ups, crunches, and  planks to strengthen abdominals and obliques.

4.   Eat foods like kombucha, yogurt, and kefir that have strains of good bacteria.

3.   Avoid killers of good flora like antibiotics, chlorine, alcohol, and certain drugs.

2.  Supplement with good probiotics like Orthobiotics containing lactobacillus and bifidobacteria.  Also digestive enzymes help to properly digest foods.

1.Get adjusted.  A chiropractic adjustment to the thoracic spine and lumbar spine stimulates peristalsis.  T6 vertebrae nerve root signals to the stomach.

 

Dysbiosis means your gut microbiome is out of balance.  Working on the above 10 principles is a good idea to maintain overall good health.  This information can help avoid IBS, colitis, Crohns, GERD, acid reflux, acid indigestion, and a weak stomach.  Your gut health is controlled by your Enteric Nervous System, your second brain.  So let’s keep it healthy.

 

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About askdrlask

Chiropractic physician who specializes in natural ADHD treatments, natural treatments for neck pain and back pain. Wellness programs and overall health and wellness tips and information. I operate Ask Dr Lask Wellness Center inside of Finney's All N 1 Health Club on Watson Rd. in Crestwood, MO ( St. Louis county). I've taken advanced training from Dr. Yannick Pauli of Switzerland for ADHD Wellness treatment. I specialize in treating sports injuries including strain/sprains, neck injuries, back pain, muscle spasms, headaches, migraines, sciatica, etc. I measure your nerve function using sEMG, thermal scans, and HRV-heart rate variability. Nerve interference leads to decreased function. We remove the interference to the nerve system and restore health. We combine nutrition with chiropractic and regular exercise to promote overall health, vitality, and longevity.
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